I'm a professional harpist, composer, and therapeutic musician based out of Boston, MA, USA. I grew up in a house with a big yard surrounded by woods, and one of my favorite activities was carving "hiking trails" in the woods and walking them day in and day out. I was fascinated by the sounds of birds in the trees and the crunching of twigs under my feet, by the appearance of the sky through the treetops, and by the smells of dirt, leaves, and flowers. I came to appreciate New England geography, with its rocky shorelines, rolling mountainsides, and ever-changing seasons. When I began writing music, nature became an inspiration for many of my compositions. I used the outdoors as a vision for my pieces and as a respite for my soul. Then, after receiving my Therapeutic Musician certification in 2018, I delved even deeper into music's relation to nature, and how both contribute to healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. For many years I have felt an unwavering pull to bring my music into the wilderness and let it communicate with the surrounding universe. My work in therapeutic harp only made that pull stronger. Before long, I began studying books on Ecotherapy, mapped out my treks, and took my therapy harps to the New England terrain. Thus, my passion project, The Hiking Harpist, was born.
The Hiking Harpist combines my profession with two of my favorite hobbies: photography and hiking. This multi-stimulus endeavor serves as my creative inspiration for video and audio productions that aim to calm and comfort the mind, body, and soul. In addition to my background as a harpist, I also hold degrees and certifications in psychology and life coaching, respectively. I am a proponent of holistic health, and my main mission is to use my expertise to help others find their own place of peace, well-being, and emotional expression. The Hiking Harpist is a true embodiment of this mission.